- a settling or being settled (in various senses)
- a new colony, or a place newly colonized
- a small or isolated community; village
- a community established by the members of a particular religious or social group
- an agreement, arrangement, or adjustment
- the conveyance or disposition of property for the benefit of a person or persons
- the property thus conveyed
- an institution in a depressed and congested neighborhood offering social services and educational and recreational activitiesalso settlement house
One of the first settlements in America founded by the pilgrims was in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.
- An example of a settlement is when divorcing parties agree on how to split up their assets.
- An example of a settlement is when you buy a house and you and the sellers sign all the documents to officially transfer the property.
- An example of settlement is when the colonists came to America.
The definition of a settlement is an agreement that resolves a dispute, an agreement officially transferring real estate to a new party, or people making a home in a new place where no one has lived before.
- The act or process of settling: the settlement of sediment.
- a. The settling or establishment of a person or a group of people, as in a new region or in a business.b. A newly colonized region.
- A small community.
- a. An arrangement or agreement reached, as in business proceedings or negotiating a dispute: a wage settlement; a peace settlement.b. The resolution of a lawsuit or dispute by settling.c. The process of reaching such an arrangement, agreement, or resolution.
- Law a. The legal determination of title to property.b. The process of making the determinations and distributions associated with a trust.
- A center providing community services in an underprivileged area. Also called settlement house .
- The state of being settled.
- A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.
- A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
- (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
- (finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
- (law) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
- (law) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
- (law) A resolution of a dispute.
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settlement - Investment & Finance Definition
The final and unconditional payment for a trading transaction.
settlement - Legal Definition
An agreement achieved between the adversaries before judgment in a trial, or before the trial begins, thereby obviating the need for it; completed payment of a debt or contractual obligation; a closing on a house; the completion by the executor of an estate of its distribution.
- The settlement was at first called Aspinwall, in honour of William H.
- That a far more advanced race had at one time a settlement on the north-west coast is indicated by the cave-paintings and sculptures discovered by Sir George Grey.
- It was founded (perhaps on the site of an early Sicanian settlement) by colonists from Gela about 582 B.C., and, though the lastest city of importance founded by the Greeks in Sicily, soon acquired a position second to that of Syracuse alone, owing to its favourable situation for trade with Carthage and to the fertility of its territory.
- His second great work, Meditations on the First Philosophy, which had been begun soon after his settlement in the Netherlands, expounded in more detail the foundations of his system, 1 Ouvres, vi.
- Philip Carteret first observed this settlement in May 1767, and on account of the hostility of the Spaniards preferred to put in at Masa-Fuera.